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Fru-Con Eng. (St. Louis, MO): John G. Aliberti, vp; Richard T. Meyer, vp and controller/treasurer; Ann P.
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Kraft for multiwall bags

Camden(TM) Premier kraft paper is a new high-performance multiwall grade from International Paper (Purchase, NY). It can be used as insulation backing, wrapping, cohesive coating and p-s tape applications.
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Blow mold tooling

Quantum Chemical (Cincinnati, OH) has developed an improved ovalized tooling design for HDPE extrusion blow molding machines that have 2 3/4" and 2 7/8" dia extrusion dies.
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Pick and place

A new Generation Model JR-VAC-CE Top Load Robotic Pick-n-Place system from Fallas Automation (Booth #1209) packs bags or other difficult-to-handle products into cases at speeds up to 40 picks/min and 14 cases/min.
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Automatic bag palletizer

An automatic bag palletizer from Simplimatic Eng. (Lynchburg, VA) employs air flotation technology to create compact loads weighing up to 70 lb and measuring up to 14" x 30".
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Slaking a thirst for real-time data

Ocean Spray's new Nevada plant just outside Las Vegas boasts the latest in on-line data acquisition and communications systems. Can/glass line is a good example.
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Applicators

Haumiller (Booth #1637) will display its new Model 3250 applicator system for efficient placing of spray tips, overcaps, reducer plugs, collars and other fitments.
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Vertical intermittent placer

New VIP-100 Model Vertical Intermittent Placer from MGS Machine (Booth #1106) allows feeding from the bottom of a vertical stack. The machine has an exclusive shuttle feed, which reduces the feeding of doubles.
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Metal detectors

Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Auto-search® II and Ferrosearch® systems provide accurate detection of both ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Autosearch II has digital signal processing to eliminate noise interference and to provide 40% greater sensitivity of both ferrous and nonferrous metals, including stainless steel.
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Easy-open tapes

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has introduced Open-Sesame®, an easy-open product display system for corrugated cases. Two Open-Sesame tapes are dispensed into the corrugated board during case-making.
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Wide-mouth containers

The Decorator Series of wide-mouth PET containers from Star Container (Phoenix, AZ) currently includes a 48-oz size with a 110/400 finish and a 24-oz size with a 89/400 finish.
Machine Product Brief
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Dual compartment f/f/s

To enable food processors to offer both wet and dry products in a single container, Hassia (Somerville, NJ) has developed a f/f/s machine for dual-compartment packages.
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Tamp printer/applicators

Models PA/4010 and PA/4015 in-line p-s tamp labelers from Diagraph (Earth City/St. Louis, MO) employ an Auto Retract feature to label a variety of products at variable distances from the application head.
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Static dissipative film

American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) has introduced Mirrex 7002, a clear, static-dissipative vinyl film for use in thermoforming ESD trays, clamshells and blisters.
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Split-reservoir coder

The Model 416 split-reservoir coding machine from Sprinter Marking (Zanesville, OH) can mark two colors with a single piston stroke at speeds to 350 containers/min.
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Thermal insulating components

VacuPanel thermal-insulating panels from Strategic Products Group (Somerville, NJ) provide up to six times the thermal insulation factor of conventional insulations like PU or EPS, says the company.
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Color brochure

"Understanding Color" is a 25-page brochure from 3M (St. Paul, MN) developed to simplify color science and provide an understanding of fundamental color principles.
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Produce packaging system

The Vertipack paperboard packaging system from Riverwood (Atlanta, GA) uses multipacking concepts common in the beverage industry to create a produce packaging system that minimizes spoilage.

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